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How much space do I really need?

Our biggest worry when we moved into this apartment was space. Will we have enough? Where was everything going to go? We were moving from a two bedroom to a one bedroom apartment. And even though we had to admit, our two bedroom was filled with wasted space, we still fretted. As it turned out,… Continue reading How much space do I really need?

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When the power goes out in Thailand

I’m not entirely sure what causes a power line to catch on fire, in the rain, on the first day of a major Thai holiday, but it did right at our apartment.

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12 things I’ve learned from traveling around Thailand

Recently I’ve been traveling around Thailand and it’s driving me batty because I’m such a homebody, but I love seeing new places, too. I know, I’m so complicated. And even though I no longer live in Chiang Mai, I’ve had to return there several times to go to Chiang Dao, Ubon Ratchathani, Lamphun and then… Continue reading 12 things I’ve learned from traveling around Thailand

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Chiang Rai: First Impressions

I underestimated how much my life would change. Part of this had to do with not knowing how my life would change. Nevertheless, I tried to guess. Originally, I thought my biggest adjustment would be down-shifting from busy Chiang Mai to quiet Chiang Rai, and while that is true, there is so much more to… Continue reading Chiang Rai: First Impressions

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DinDee Cafe and CMU Art Center

If you are perchance wondering where the Japanese hippies hang out, you’ve stumbled upon the right place. DinDee Cafe is the only mudhouse cafe in Chiang Mai (as of this date), and is a lovely place to eat before heading over to the CMU art center gallery (free!) to check out the latest exhibition, or… Continue reading DinDee Cafe and CMU Art Center

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Salad Terrace (from farm to fork)

I have my friend JP to thank for organizing both events (farm & fork) because I don’t think there are many folks who have had the opportunity to see where a restaurant’s food originates from. (Except maybe the people at the Food Network) Admittedly, I don’t know much about hydroponic farming, but I knew Salad… Continue reading Salad Terrace (from farm to fork)

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The Chinese in Chiang Mai

My coworkers were getting fired up about the Mainland Chinese again. “One of them got caught defecating in the moat.” “They also got in trouble for shitting in the hallways at a kanatoke (Thai dancing show).” “I almost ran one over! They just stand there waiting to get hit!” “I was in an airplane with… Continue reading The Chinese in Chiang Mai